And the Winner is…

The 2015 Kentucky Derby

From USA  Today:

Highly touted favorite American Pharoah, whose Egyptian-born owner had been a recent runner-up three times in the Kentucky Derby, lived up to the hype Saturday and won the 141strunning of the  Derby.

The winning time for the 1 1/4 mile race was 2:03.02 in front of a record crowd of  170,513.

Now it’s on to the May 16 Preakness in Baltimore. We’ll see if American Pharoah has a shot to become the first Triple Crown winner since  1978.

American Pharoah, the 5-2 favorite, finished a length ahead of runner-up Firing Line and three lengths ahead of previously unbeaten and third-place Dortmund, second choice of the oddsmakers at  4-1.

It was the fourth Derby win for American Pharoah’s trainer, Bob Baffert, and the third Derby win for jockey Victor Espinoza, who won it for the second year in a  row.

Espinoza also won the Derby for Baffert aboard… (read  more)

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